The 2009 Mark Nickerson Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Salomon Z. Langer
2009 Charles E. Frosst and Mark Nickerson Prizes for Unit 8 Medical Students
2009 PRD Prizes
Moshe Szyf receives the GlaxoSmithKline - CIHR Professorship in Pharmacology
Moshe Szyf is interviewed in the April 2, 2009 edition of the McGill Reporter. Read the full article.
Two of our faculty members published reviews in the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Moshe Szyf and Terry Hébert were both invited to submit articles for this year's edition. Read the full articles by Moshe Szyf and Terry Hébert.
Dr. A.C. Cuello was invited to give The Whiff of Grape lecture in Toronto, Ontario.
|The Whiff of Grape was founded in Montreal in 1964 by a group of young men belonging to the defunct Progressive Conservative Club as a forum for internal debate amongst members.
The term Whiff of Grape has its origins in the French Revolution. In the early 1500's, cannon ammunition of solid large balls was replaced by small iron balls called grapeshot and later used by Napolean against rioting mobs, saving the revolution. As said by Thomas Carlyle; the “national convention was saved by a whiff of grapeshot". In the context of the club meetings, the phrase aptly connotes the sometimes tumultuous exchanges between the diverse speakers and club members. However, in his presentation entitled, “What is Wrong with the Alzheimer's Brain? A view from the basic sciences”, Dr. Cuello had no problems defending his opinion against the verbal “grapeshots”.
Past speakers include Premiers, Ministers and Deputy Ministers from Federal and Provincial Governments, Senators, international Government Representatives, senior business CEOs, noted authors, historians, announcers, journalists, and correspondents, sporting and Olympian leaders.